Ethiopia

Land grab in Africa is not a good development: Radio report

Private corporations from Asian and Middle Easter countries are facing Africa’s virgin lands to secure their population’s food needs. Ethiopia is in the forefront of African states offering fertile land for long-term lease to these corporations and states. This

Ethiopia: Kala Negara Miskin Suplai Makanan Untuk Negara Kaya

Sebuah investigasi Observer menunjukkan bagaimana negara-negara kaya mendapatkan jaminan untuk memenuhi kebutuhan warganya, dengan memanfaatkan lahan seluas dua kali lipat daratan Inggris. Dan, lahan tersebut berada di Afrika, kawasan yang identik dengan kekurangan pangan. Guardian melaporkan hasil investigasi tersebut pada hari Senin.

Touche pas à mes terres ! Spéciale de France Inter

Première destination l'Ethiopie, l’un des pays où cette question se pose avec beaucoup d’acuité. Deuxième destination la Chine qui a un grand besoin de nouvelles terres. Troisième destination Madagascar, où le projet d’achat de terre par Daewoo a été complètement abandonné.

Foreign agro firms scoop up Ethiopian farmland

"What Karuturi is doing is what Africa needs, wants and deserves," says Ram Karuturi. Yet 400 Ethiopians have signed a petition saying they received no compensation after being evicted from land taken over by Karuturi.

Tear down the stonewall of secrecy

Runaway farmland and borderland giveaway deals need to be publicly scrutinized to ensure transparency (detect corruption and criminality) and to make certain that private interests (sweetheart deals) have not overtaken the public interest, or secret deals are not made to harm the Ethiopian national interest.